mccracken sheriffPADUCAH, Ky. (3/3/14) — During the evening hours of Feb. 27, detectives and deputies with the McCracken County Sheriff's Department concluded a methamphetamine trafficking investigation by executing a search warrant at a West Paducah residence.

The Sheriff's Department executed the search warrant at the Lauren Lane residence of Brandy Stephens, 39. During the search, several adults and two juveniles were located inside the residence.

Detectives located crystal methamphetamine, marijuana, prescription medication, scales, drug paraphernalia, and additional evidence of methamphetamine trafficking. The Sheriff's Department also seized US currency believed to be proceeds from illegal drug sales.

Stephens, Jordan Matlock, 22, and Devin Copeland, 24, were arrested at the Lauren Lane residence and later lodged in the McCracken County Jail.

Brandy Stephens was charged with trafficking methamphetamines, possession of marijuana, possession of controlled substance third degree, possession of drug paraphernalia, and wanton endangerment second degree.

Jordan Matlock was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. Devin Copeland was charged with possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

The two juveniles were released to family members after Social Services was contacted.

The investigation continued as detectives obtained and executed two more search warrants at residences within McCracken County the following morning on Feb. 28.

During those searches, the McCracken County Sheriff's Department was assisted by the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and the Graves County Sheriff's Office.

The first search warrant was executed at 2709 Marshall Road at approximately 8:30 a.m. Feb. 28. Detectives located Cary Hopwood inside the residence and arrested him after quantities of methamphetamine, marijuana and assorted drug paraphernalia were located in the residence and in vehicles found on the property.

Hopwood was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine second offense, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Detectives executed the second search warrant at 815 Clarkline Road at approximately 10:45 a.m. While making entry into the residence detectives observed Victor "Chipper" Jang exiting a bathroom and could hear a toilet running. Jang was detained. The investigation revealed that Jang had just flushed a quantity of methamphetamine down the toilet in an efforts to destroy evidence. A subsequent search of the residence revealed digital scales, smoking pipes, marijuana, doses of hydrocodone, drug paraphernalia and numerous firearms.

Jang was arrested and lodged in the McCracken County Jail on charges of trafficking methamphetamine, tampering with physical evidence, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation is ongoing.

Those with information pertaining to illegal drug activities can contact the drug division directly at (270) 444-5157.

Taylor Riley
SurfKY News
Information Provided by McCracken County Sheriff's Department

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